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Technical Training Agenda

Putting into practice the 2020 theme of Empowering Solutions, the Energy Exchange will feature over 100 unique training sessions to continue supporting the development of a future-focused American workforce while promoting efficient government operations. To further this, the 2020 technical training agenda will include six unique training focus areas.

Check back for the announcement of the full list of Technical Training Sessions.

Energy Exchange 2020 Training Focus Areas and Tracks

Engaging with the Federal Government

T1: Federal Leadership Focus

Learn how to understand Leadership challenges, approaches, and tools focused on achieving resilient-efficient-secure operations to achieve critical mission objectives. This track will focus on in-depth empowering solutions leadership discussions from a variety of perspectives including Civilian Agencies, the Department of Defense, the Council on Environmental Quality, the Office of Budget Management, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Electricity and DOE’s National Laboratories.

T2: How to Do Business within the Federal Government

Learn how you can partner with the Federal Government to support resilient-efficient-secure projects. This track includes sessions focused on providing resources, guidance and skill enhancement for a variety of partners including small and minority-owned businesses. The sessions draw on a variety of experts and proven techniques to increase knowledge in the area of contracting requirements, best practices, how to form productive partnerships, and pitfalls to avoid. This track also includes interactive skill enhancement sessions.

Integrating Resilience at Federal Agencies

T3: Planning for Resilience

Learn about agencies’ frameworks for resilience, measuring success, and prioritizing implementation efforts. These tools are key elements of robust energy and water resilience planning, which is critical for enhancing federal government infrastructure and operations, enabling more effective mission assurance.

T4: Efficiency-Resilience Nexus

Learn about the elements of the Efficiency-Resilience Nexus, specifically focused on how robust energy infrastructure and processes can support mission continuity, ways to integrate energy and water efficiency opportunities with resilience requirements, and how to empower stakeholders to deliver resilient, efficient, sustainable, and secure solutions.

T5: Current Resilience Practices

Learn from experts in the field how to make your energy and water systems more resilient. This track will showcase proven and effective current resilience practices in the Federal government, including implementing resilience best practices, vulnerability assessments, stakeholder engagement, funding your resilience project.

Optimizing Federal Facilities and Portfolios Design and Operations

T6: Facility Design and Operation Foundations

Learn the basics about building design and operations. This track will provide information on building technologies, energy efficient design, energy retrofits, O&M programs, and other strategies to improve your facilities.

T7: Facility Operations and Controls

Learn how to access, integrate and analyze available data to make day-to-day decisions as well as to develop long-term energy plans. Through these advanced sessions, this track educates the attendee on available tools, technologies and methods to integrate data from various sources and to better monitor, manage, plan and improve facility operations in an efficient and informed manner.

T8: Auditing, Commissioning, and Retro-Commissioning

Learn hands on technical approaches for building auditing, commissioning and retuning to ensure functional buildings that are resilient and efficient. This track will include information on new tools to facilitate data analysis to streamline auditing, commissioning, and retuning processes.

T9: Integrated Building Design and Operations

Learn about advanced modelling, artificial intelligence, the human factors, grid interaction, smart water and a holistic approach to facility energy. This track will present new tools and analytic methods to help achieve integrated building design and operations.

Ensuring Cybersecurity within Federal Facility Management

T10: Cybersecurity Essentials

Learn advanced concepts involved in securing Operational Technology (OT) systems against cyberattack. This track will address cross-agency requirements and approaches to OT Cybersecurity, ongoing current state of assessments, mitigation approaches, workforce development, emerging technologies, unique testbeds and tools, and lessons learned from other sectors to enhance Federal OT cybersecurity posture.

T11: Advanced Strategies for OT Cybersecurity

Learn advanced concepts involved in securing Operational Technology (OT) systems against cyberattack. This track will address cross-agency requirements and approaches to OT Cybersecurity, ongoing current state of assessments, mitigation approaches, workforce development, emerging technologies, unique testbeds and tools, and lessons learned from other sectors to enhance Federal OT cybersecurity posture.

Deploying Efficient Technologies in Federal Projects

T12: Applied Technologies

Learn about energy conservation measures (ECMs) and proven technologies currently available in the commercial marketplace. These technologies include heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies; advanced lighting systems; thermal and battery energy storage systems; renewable energy systems; and alternative vehicle and fleet technologies.

T13: Deploying Emerging Technologies

Learn about emerging energy technologies and strategies to reduce Federal energy use and improve critical infrastructure resilience. The track will feature demonstration projects underway in Federal Test Bed programs. The focus will be on new technologies or innovative application of existing technologies and identifying ways in which these technologies can be deployed in financed energy projects to minimize appropriations requirements and maximize energy and cost savings.

Developing Financing for Federal Projects

T14: Financing and Performance Contracting

Learn successful strategies and tools that enable the leveraging of third-party financing to achieve resilience and efficiency in federal energy, water, and infrastructure needs. Topics will include fundamentals of project development, best practices and lessons learned, implementation, and long-term project performance.

T15: Performance Assurance and Utility Partnership

Learn best practices in performance assurance, measurement and verification and trends in utilities privatization, Utility Energy Service Contracts, and other utility programs that include federal agencies, utility providers, and industry stakeholders.

For detailed information about CEUs and how to obtain your continuing education credits, visit the Training Credits page.

2020 Technical Training At A Glance

Energy Exchange Technical Training Agenda

6 Training Themes
+100 Unique Training Sessions

The Energy Exchange is your opportunity to take advantage of one of the most comprehensive training events of the year. Thought leaders from the federal, private, education, and state and local government sectors will convene to accelerate the adoption of energy/water efficiency, integrated resilience, emerging and secure technologies, and replicable renewable energy solutions. Now is your chance to be a part of this unique annual event. Register today!